Abdominal tuberculosis

A chronic, recurrent infection caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (TB) may affect almost any tissue or organ of the body with the lungs being the most common site of infection. The clinical stages of TB are primary or initial infection, latent or dormant infection, and recrudescent or adult-type TB. Ninety to 95% of primary TB infections may go unrecognized. Histopathologically, tissue lesions consist of granulomas which usually undergo central caseation necrosis. Local symptoms of TB vary according to the part affected; acute symptoms include hectic fever, sweats, and emaciation; serious complications include granulomatous erosion of pulmonary bronchi associated with hemoptysis. If untreated, progressive TB may be associated with a high degree of mortality. This infection is frequently observed in immunocompromised individuals with AIDS or a history of illicit IV drug use.

Disease Alternative Name

tuberculosis
active tuberculosis
tb
tuberculosis disease
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A70yr old male known case of diabetes type 2 on regular oral medication now well controlled hyperglycemia.. Since one 2month having complains significant weight loss andlow grade fever with umbilical region abdominal pain onoff with tender...See More

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Yes- the clinical history of low grade fever in an immuno- compromised patient with significant weight loss and abdominal colicky pain - Go in favour of ABDOMINAL TUBERCULOSIS Also ESR is raised - which is in Favour of Koch s abdomen . He ...


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